Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Tourism

‘We take care of our own’

COVID-19 has amplified existing societal fissures and exposed the alarming fragility of the lives of Indonesian transwomen who work as drag performers

Essay: Masked but not hidden

A small museum in Java is preserving a storytelling tradition, and the thoughts and feelings behind it

Food sovereignty and peasant activism

Farmers and would-be farmers in Lombok are fighting a land-rights battle against the tourism industry

Good intentions, mixed realities

Bali’s World Heritage listing has put its rice-farming culture under stress 

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

An ongoing struggle to control a historic Mosque disrupts a heritage region

Wild West Batur

Beyond the tourism and real estate frontiers in Bali is a small branch of the global resource frontier.

Mining paradise

Local communities resist mining development on Sulawesi’s Bangka Island

Floating World

See the world and be exploited

Big business, big damage

Bioprospecting is threatening Bunaken National Park

Beyond the Museum

Asmat bisj-poles gain new meaning in a Papuan refugee protest in Melbourne

Inventing Papua

Migrants from South Sulawesi have played an important role in manufacturing a Papuan identity

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

€˜Go home, tourist!€™

In Kuta, a local surfer has found that it is worthwhile to share waves with tourists.

Bali'€™s wild side

Managing conservation, tourism and the needs of local communities in Bali Barat National Park

Singapore, not sawit

Tourism campaigns in East Kalimantan fall short of provincial middle class aspirations.

Rich, Asian and all-natural

Indonesia’s wealthy partake of a booming spa tourism industry, joining a pan-Asian community of well-to-do consumers of the ‘non-west’

Living like kings

Working-class Singaporeans travel to Indonesia’s Riau Islands in search of a fantasy built around sex.

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Post-bomb lessons

Strategic planning for disaster remains a low priority for the central government, despite the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

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